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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 21, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETHBKiPGE, ALBERTA, WE^ESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1917 FOOD RIOTS IN U. S. VERY SERIOUS; Allies' Have1 Come to Depend Upon Her More For All Manner >of Assistance BEARS BURDEN OF WESTERN OFFENSIVE London, 'feb't 21,-During the proverbial 'Calm before the storm, which Is certain' to break, the public-is anxiously awaiting the next step by the army in its: campaign along the Altera.- France is keenly interested, for theK*fcnChfrankly admit that! Britain is now bearing the greatest efiare |n th"6'weight of offensive work in t&e'; west.'.  France's share in the future fighting will be large, though perhaps/iot as great as in the past. But the new British army is prepared to shoulder most :of  the coming burdens. Britain's amazing financial effort means much to her allies, as well as to hefrself,' for they are coming more and more than ever to depend upon her funds to tide'them over their financial difficulties. Upon Great Britain so falls .the task of keeping up supplies of foods and munitions. Britain has reached the point in the war where the future course of events will'be determined largely on her lead. This sobering liability is reflected in tlie people and their leaders. , There is less criticism by the "outs" and more .tolerance on the part of the *'in8."i'The; leaders are taking the pebple�into their confidence, unafraid of tjjieirweakness, however bad the truth';iriay'be,..' ..- .Lloyd Oeorjre'8 speech' in parliament Thursday?prqjjjaby will contain recommendations which is only another Krupp Workers Now on Strike Amsterdam, Feb. 21, via Lori-' don.-The frontier correspondent of the Telegraaf says that a strike in the Krupp works at Essen involving 17,000 women, has been in progress a fortnight,, the men demanding higher wages, and Increased food ration's. .Many of the strikers, he' adds, have been sent to the front. " �L J Edmonton Soldier Has Rffenge on Hun Officer, Former RfGbuntie Winnipeg, Feb. 21.-The Free Press today says.;. by a Canadian soldier. "Further details, just received, make the story of Abifch's death one of the strangest possible. Following Abich's hurried /departure from Winnipeg in May, 1914, nothing further was heard tfr;h'tih, except that it was known that he was leading a body of German 'scouts on the west front. Then, during one of the recent Canadian raids, a party of Dominion troops, including a member of an Alberta battalion, a soldier from Edmonton, who had some trouble with Abich at tHe time the latter was with the R. N. W. M. P. at Edmonton, bombed.*'. German dugout when, before dawn, the Canadians attacked the enemy's trench. Immediately they entered the German dugout this soldier recognized Abich, the officer commanding the German party, and in the. light that followed \bich was killed." 7M, A. Sub. Menace Britain Drawing the Line Tighter London, Feb. 21.-The official gazette today contains the order-in-council dated Feb. 16, for tightening the blockade of countries with which Great Britain is at war, as a result of the German blockade announced on Jan. 1st. Vast Army of Desperate Women Sweep Down on New York. Officials, Demanding Million Dollars to Buy Food- Mayor Mitchell Promises To Consider It. CHICAGO IN SIMILAR PREDICAMENT; -APPEAL TO PRES. WILSON IS MADE .word for rules,, under * present .con ' ;-.,i,-ii?-u;-.k*.j^Al.r.Ji�'*4o :'�A' ***oacnn .to.',ex-. Govt. Does Not Furnish Guns For Their Protection and Crews Are Paid Off New York, Feb. 21.~"8hipperB of 3300 tons of freight, chiefly provisions, which lias been lying in,the hold of the American line steamship St. i Louis since February . 3rd, when she I was scheduled to sail for  Liverpool,, have received notices from the freight manager of the linen stating .that the owners intend  to discharge, the cargoes," says the; Times this morning. "The notice said'that this action was to be taken about February 20 which was yesterday London, Feb. 21.-In a speech In the' House of Commons today Sir Edward Carson, first lord of the admiralty, said the submarine menace'' recently had grown until its extent had become gravis and seriou3. The menace had not yet been solved, but the measures which had been adopted, he said, , would mitigate it by degrees. Sir Edward informed the house thaVan anti-submarine department had b^en established in the admiralty, composed of the most .experienced and capable men in the �iti6B*^iH^�K�B�^i"'M reason, t6;,ex-pect Ife^inf ^tdept^ 'full approval njjtl '" eflN from;;ihe?fcB6jW; KDraBtic import re- 8tricflol|S#MftJ,tUe simplest living, and ta*1Swlu''meanhardship for many Englishmen,-, whohave plenty of money,' but they will accept them willingly as they understand that all of Britain's power is now needed to win the war, navy.- The number of armed merchant ships had'been increased 47.5 tier cent. In-the last two months. ' In the first. eighteen days of February, the first?lord of the admiralty announced,. 89 British and neutral steamers ;bf more than 1000 tons had been lost, their total tonnage aggregating 268,000. This was compared with the losses of 69 vessels ofZOIjOOO tons in the first eighteen Ithe ground tnat the cast ofjttv. - - � -- .ui^iitiihg makes it necessary for all Child-*' Washington, Feb by gunfire from a German of the Norwegian steamer Dalbeatie by the labor party continues to block Premier Hughes' legislation there -will be a general election .,In any case, is yesterday and asked In-W two . T^.J^^JS; h-.-resJarding-She'-dHiposBl' of aTToard,,-warded today- t(ht��"Mft �mT Although none of the department's lisMf Germany^ illegal stractions- ... _,. the shipments. Although none, of the dep%r�-w.-________ ^gO�.haB.-^fi!�JSi!i�vfld yet,ithe great---! acts-, which are "slowly accumulating erbart'of-ithe^crew of the ,St. I^ouisvand testing' the' patience of the gov-has been paid off. Crews ,of .three -eminent. Consul Frost.reported from other American liners,.the New York, i Queenstown, that after the ship was St. Paul and Kroonland, also have (sunk last Saturday, the men were res-been, paid off, and there is. every' lndi-�'cued, but their----- -~'-------' i� vessels are to be laid^ ed bi the, gotten"" away ers called upon the poor of the-eait side to organize, and pledged the. flttap; cial support of Hebrew trades-Unions. Capitalists were blamed for the nigh 21._The-sinking betaken. %^S?C&t&A%T& erman submarine was stated*the. sitasjMon remainedjP "o*^0^. now, o� tne coantion gov- ~ serious �s '�**�8�%a�i(�!&^ Reai'Mn^fis'tr:wflft^fey*dn,?in thef ^8 ^.the-rumored' postponement .muul,u.,vuo ,,-;---7^'r-rf--^u Iritish embassy^ announcement that haa not been officially communicated Hce were on the aler.t to stopfreS^ he{Seen February d&d 14 less than tTthe. government here though, un;| outbreak8 of^^ su^.^many. ren.Qld.enough to. go to work. *  , TAccordiing to railroad officials, s�fn-;^. ciency^'experts are :ot work in behaM"�> dfi virtuafly all: tfunkllneB, parUcular- , cost of food on the groundi at Chicago, Detroit; Buffalo, Clejye were amassing wealtli by sending fopd ,.^ rtaj^_J:.^:..'Mi�.��ii��t ;.-:ito B.ufppa. ^.Mass- meetings-; and 4ie WSES Trial of Brakeman Skinner on Chin Wreck-Nelson Bros. �; Coming Up ' lives were endanger P 'drifting about at sea for nearly eigh- teen hours. At the cabinet meeting late yester- up for an indefinite Times says, and adds: Two possible explanations con cerning the American, line were dis-1 m ___......____ cussed. The first .one was that the day there was no indication that Pre-administration at Washington did not sident Wilson had made known what wish to equip the St. Louis with,guns,! his next step would-be or when, it'will on the ground that it might cause a --'-- German submarine to attack the. liner, and "precipitate war, between United States1 and Germany. The second theory, which was more generally accepted, was that the,navy department wished to have four American liners held on this side of the , Atlantic, so that they could be used as auxiliary cruisers for protection of United States shipping in case of war."  ^cenrra =,t�^r ? ^rjhe stances, U ,.^ �m;| ^^^out leaving. British ports had been sunk. Wilson to? Act 8oon V/ashington, ^ Fell. 21; - President sidered unlikely to be true. Any postponement of the conferences might in-volve a radical change in parliamen-plans here. The adjournment _ jb. 21; -f reBiaeuu tarv ^_____ WiVson-has"practicliIly decided to ap- untn April 19 was fixed as^iving am pear before congress prior to adjourn- ])le> Dut not too ment, March 4, to ask for additional 1)remjer and, his but not too much time fortl>r quietly. day and Tuesday. Mayor Mitchell who was absent when several, hundred women tried to force their;way .into his office yesterday, promised to  receive a committee today; if it .came TO START TABER IRRIGATION AT Next Tuesday, , morning supreme court/criminal sittings will open here with Mr. Justice Simmons on the bench, and with a number of important cases on the docket. The'.-.most important case will be the trial of Brakeman Skinner of the CP.' k:, wlfose appearance in court will be the sequel'to the train wreck at Chin last fall when �/, E. Parker, of Cres-ton, was killed. Skinner was arrested after'the coroner's inquest" where he gave evidence to the- effect that someone must have thrown the switch and he didn't know who could have done it but himself. It is understood the defense will rest its case on the fact that Skinner was unwell at the time and should not have made the trip. Another important, case will be the "charges against the WAR ACT IN B. C. Premier Brewster to Introduce Legislation Now-r-Refpren-dum After the War, Victoria, B. C, Feb, 21.-Prohibition as 'a war measure will be introduced by Premier Brewster at this sessjon of the legislature, it vwas -announced -yeRtexjjEy. ^The legislation , will pro-vide,,Jpf' a' referendum after the war to decide whether the act will remain on.tthe statute books. By that .time the soldiers will have returned from the front and will have an opportu hearing of the Nelsdn brothers of Wilson Siding, r- of votlng at home ou the proposi-who are alleged to have bden implicat-'^y " ed with P. Voi'hees, mamiger of thejtlon OgllviN Milling' Co. elevator at that point in defrauding the company out of $5600 on tl^e' sale of grain arid the issuing of fraudulent grain cheques. A number of minor cases will also come'lip. Altogether it is expected the sittings will last a week . (Special to the Herald) � Taber, Alta., Feb. 20. - At'a largely attended meeting of the Taber irrigation district held at, the Council chamber yesterday afternoon it was unanimously decided to go ahead with the irrigation scheme which was started last year. Mr. Naismlth of the Natural Resources department of the Canadian Pacific railway, has been notified of the result of the meeting and it is the intention of the company to commence digging the ditches as soon as the frost is out of the ground. The survey for the irrigation district was completed last summer and takes in an area extending from Barnwell oi. the west to a point seven miles east and four miles south of town. Tabor has always . been known for its large crops when they have had a little' rain, but from now on a "dry season" In Taber district is a thing of the past. -, -------- colleagues to take authority to protect the United StateB part and return to the dominion, seamen and ships against, the German SIl0ltm any considerable postpone-submarine menace. While officials men(. be decided upon a further ad-said today there wasv a bare chance journment might be required here un-that he will not carry ou tthe pan, ,ess it were QeCided to carry on par-there will bfc every indication . liament for.the time without the pres-late this week or early next week. - The president's position as outlined authoritatively, is that congress before adjourning, should pass a resolution giving, him additional authority. He has definitely decided what he will say to congress, but that has not been made1 public. Officials generally expect that sooner or later arms will be furnished to United States ships. In spite of the statement of the British government that a very small percentage of vessels going to and from the war zone, were sunk by German submarines, officials pointed out today that most United States-vessels in trans-Atlantic trade were still held up. l It was emphasized today that when[ t,,j,, r,,,, n,��jr_____,___ the-president appears before congress I Bn^"^'T rT^ he will not do so with the purpose of 1 �ndf �*"dr�n tfesinng to visit Great asking for a declaration of war While ^f111 a^Tf haT been abf it is realized Tat the pacifist element: ^, Prohibited from doing so An in congress has some; strength  the ; order-in-counci has^ been passed by president is known to believe that the' ne c,ab' 'T1 f?' forbids . a" such situation Is such that when action is travel "1,rou^ the submarine barred heeedd there will be little division. The zo.n,e- 4The �rdner'i ? ? ? . President Graham" led' oft with a very voluminous docjynent, Covering London, Feb. 21.-It is officially announced that Plymouth has been closed until further notice to ships except those of the allies. All other vessels entering the harbor are punishable under the defence of the realm regulations and li- Internatlonal ! Board. Member Rees,' who-took, an ^ _ ------- active part in all the negotiations. ,W. * able to detention B." Phillips, who. attended the Labor convention at Revelstoke aa reprepen: tptive of the district; F. WheatleyJ who attended the'Alberta Federation of Labor in a like capacity, and R. i site to the provincial government fori) the erection of a court house oh the lots how occupied by the town hall, lit was decided to offer the site arid 'if the government accosts the offer the town hopes to be able to make arrangements whereby they will be allowed, to use the court housei for its has Introduced legislation to provide council meetings. Sometime ago c* ,.,,,,,.....____________ the women of the province with votes.: , ,,, fr,om Bd�onton_ were,,.B touching description in German; of ......� ----------- lopking for a site and-at tlfat jimje'the movements of allied warships* to Premier Hearst' Ihem think that perhaps they like them for the rubber from which they> are partly manufactured, and which. is badly needed in Germany just now.. The records will also be run off to'^see : whether they contain messages. Offl-, cials think it possible that some noted singer in the United States might give . The legislation will be along similar lt"was thought that they would take lines to that adopted in the western over jRnd remodel the Hammer .build-provinces. For sonic time the talk . ing but ;j the above offer is ^taken it among the members of both sides of will remove the old buildingstnow,oc-.------.v.i, cu. d bv the councii chamber, which have been a bad blotch on Taber s the house has, been favorable to this move  *'*   MARKETS the'transactroris" ofXtfie' year :a'nu de-! ^PJ". - wli� was at the Toronto- febn-. t wh t voting much 8PMe'.#'-iin.-.�eipttlMJtlorii JT^00 Canadian Trades and t^,*vr"ee" wheat ment agents with their taurines reach- of tho''lollg4rawn�fi^aiioi&t'IAa8,- re-1Labor organization, made reportB/ ^L* w e * ed ZurJ�h last night after having spent garding the demanding of aVwar bbn-' The' auditor's report was then sub- 1^' more'br less anxious weeks awaiting us and the many failures to � coins' to' m'tted as, also that of Teller R.^akes, h^^"^ on* permission to leave Germany. The an agreement with the oflerildrs'Until who rfPorted as to the recent election' 'gfj -RE** arrivals consisted of 46 persons, who an appeal was made to the'Dominion of o�"cerB tot the district. No dis- * � ....... had gradually assembled in Munich, government at Ottawa missions took place on any of these from which town, they departed yes- President � Onmat''''^if^-- QSily ,ensthy reports, they all taking a uni- .. A 173H 158'/, >�% 259 WEATHER form course by being referred tojthe ... . !------- fTQlg (erTayCfnlnTaW^^ Vice-i^jdent B.gW.;t^ twp WU ^m^ee" on officers' reports. SS^SfS�n had been .^^Q^f regardingj (CoNTINl]EUON A,A0E ttJ -11 THREE KILLED IN FREIGHT MCK beauty. -:-:�! . I a.m. inere wim ��t!'K.w-vs^~*-' iitain iumiwo u. � j p�Hh � DJ Feb 21-Three stall and afternoon tea HELP THE RED CROSS > i -- > The fled Cross Society will be in charge of Lush/ brothers neW" candy store in..the ,K. P. building next Saturday: from ? a.m. There will be>a, pantry the Nsetting of Aida music. The records will be confiscated and , a receipt given for them '80! that if their German owners have the, same passion for this kind of music at home they can purchase them, though it Is likely they will have to wait until -the end of the war. ^ of the passengers cod-tinues. Yesterday one man was made' unhappy by the vigilance of the ^officials. They suspected that his coat contained something. Inside beside jthe ..lining. It is understood that a patfk-T | age of documents were found. These T|will be examined to see if theyppn;' "I tain matters- of interest. - wer6 no d.T^p.'{ u 4 31 A-A 45 22807775 ;